California company wants to charge you for the ice in your cocktails


If you’re too impatient to wait for the day that you can drop chunks of a melting glacier into your cocktail, fear not. Gläce Luxury Ice — a California company that inexplicably has an umlaut in its name — is selling luxury ice cubes that cost half the price of a fancy cocktail.

For $325, you can order yourself a case of 50 ice cubes — yes, about $6.50 per cube. If you’re really an ice junkie, you can become a member of the Ice King Club, which chops the cost down to the bargain price of $4.98 per cube. Other benefits to joining the Ice King Club? You’ll probably score an amazing Members Only jacket.


If you’re wondering how a company could possibly justify charging that much for ice, Gläce claims its frozen water balls deliver a “unique, consistent experience for the consumer who demands the best.” Right, OK.

Our proprietary manufacturing process creates a zero-taste(TM) profile ice which, unlike traditional ice products, allows the consumer to maximize the beverage experience.  Our elegant design provides minimum dilution and maximum cooling, greatly enhancing enjoyment at the point of consumption. Gläce Luxury Ice provides consumers with a top-shelf choice for ice that matches their premium spirit selection.

Guess we won’t be putting it into our Diet Cokes then.